How to shop for gro­ceries like a pro

CLEO (Singapore) - - BEAUTY -

You are what you eat, which means you should only get the fresh­est pro­duce and finest meats. Need some tips on pick­ing them out? An­drea Lee, a chef who spe­cialises in dishes us­ing raw in­gre­di­ents and founder of Bunny Bak­ery, spills the tea.

Choose the heav­ier cit­rus fruits

“For cit­rus fruits that are charged by quan­tity, choose those that are not only heav­ier, but that also have a thin­ner outer skin. Those are the juici­est!”

Check for mould

“When buy­ing berries, flip the box over to look for mould, which may be present if the berries were not stored prop­erly.”

Get the right cut of meat

“The cut of meat you should get de­pends on the dish you’re mak­ing. For ex­am­ple, if you’re slow-cook­ing beef, the cook­ing process ten­derises the meat, so you don’t need to pur­chase the most ex­pen­sive or ten­der cut.”

Store your food prop­erly

“Avoid stor­ing fruits and veg­eta­bles in the same re­frig­er­a­tor com­part­ment, as fruits re­lease a gas called eth­yl­ene that causes veg­eta­bles like as­para­gus and broc­coli to spoil faster.”

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